Below are some answers to frequently asked questions about the Ottawa Reformed Presbyterian Church. If you have any other questions please contact us.
When do you meet for worship?
We meet for worship every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at 466 Woodland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Do you have a Sunday School?
Yes. It meets 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Sunday between September and June. We have classes for all ages of children, and classes for adults. A unique feature of our Sabbath School is an adult discussion class. In this class, our pastor, Dr. Richard Ganz, leads a discussion about his sermon. This discussion class is open for questions, comments, clarifications, criticism and challenges.
What is a worship service in your church like?
We endeavor to be biblical with everything in our worship service. There is preaching, praying, and singing, all of which is entirely based upon the Bible. We welcome you to come and see for yourself.
What is the preaching like?
In the Ottawa Reformed Presbyterian Church, the preaching is expository both in the morning, as well as the evening, services.
Who is the pastor?
Who are the elders?
Our elders are Dr. Richard Ganz (teaching elder), Allan Cameron, Dan Dupuis, Cory Van der Meer and Aubrey Ayer (elder emeritus). Our Provisional Session consists of Rev. Matt Kingswood (Russell RPC) and Rev. Andrew Schep (Syracuse RPC).
Who are the deacons?
Our deacons are Norm Fry. Jason Braden, Josh Foster and Vince Giroux.
Do you have a nursery?
Yes. There is a nursery room available which parents are free to use if their children become restless during the service. There is also a nursing mother's room connected to the sanctuary with a one-way window into the sanctuary. Children of all ages are part of God's covenant community. They are welcome in the worship service.
Are you part of a denomination?
We are part of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America.
Is there anything unique or different about the Ottawa RPC?
We are unique in a number of ways. These include:
1. Our denominational history. We were birthed in persecution and suffering.
2. Our hymnal is the song book that is found in the centre of the Bible, the Book of Psalms.
3. The unwavering commitment to serious expository preaching.
4. Our commitment is to the Word of God.
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